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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: Rose Bud, #2


Yes these 15 paintings are putting up quite the challenge for me, but I’ll not be put off by it – I’m meeting the exercise head on  .   .   .  will take longer than 15 days, lol! #2 Rose Bud … Continue reading

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15 Paintings – Flowers Challenge: The Bouquet, #1


Oh yes I went and did it again – another artist challenged me to 15 paintings and of all things, flowers!  Yikes this is not my favorite subject to paint, very hard with sticky oil pastels – but the only … Continue reading

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Wild Strawberry Flowers, oil pastel


Ever say yes and then wondered “oh no, what have I gotten myself into?”  Well I was asked to take part in a Wetcanvas Oil Pastel forum monthly challenge – these folks are near and dear to my heart, I … Continue reading

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Forgotten, oil pastel


My goal with this painting was to create a quiet, but forgotten subject – what better way than to illustrate an abandoned windmill along a marshy river.  I found a perfect summer scene and saw winter, so you know the … Continue reading

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Fresh Snow, oil pastel


The list keeps growing with so many great winter scenes to paint, but I’ve narrowed it down to a few more for the rest of 2014 before going back to painting still life’s and flowers. First up is Fresh Snow, … Continue reading

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Winter Quiet – oil pastel


I’ve waited over a year to paint this scene – the early evening colors of winter at the farm in its natural surrounding really attracted me.  This painting may well be a contender for our Christmas card. Winter Quiet, an … Continue reading

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Snow Colors Sample 2014, #1


Here is my first snow colors study for 2014.  It takes me some practice to reprogram my mind to think about the color of snow used for shadows and sun light – it’s all a mind game I suppose, but … Continue reading

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Mist at the Reservoir, oil pastel


Today’s painting concentrates on rising mist, always fun to see if the oil pastels will produce the effect I was looking for. Mist at the Reservoir (8×10), is an oil pastel painted on blue-tinted heavy card stock using mainly Senneliers … Continue reading

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Orchard Blossoms, oil pastel


I grew up around apple and cherry orchards, most summers you could find me out there picking the fruit for a summer job.  Nice way to earn extra money, but oh it was exhausting and dirty (from the sprays and … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – rocks/boulders: The Range, #15


Well now I finally reached the end of the 15-painting rock/boulder challenge – took a bit more time than anticipated but I’m happy that I undertook it. The Range, (6×8) oil pastel was completed on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper … Continue reading

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